Everyone is behaving exactly as horribly as we expected they would. Let these appalling people be themselves, and keep your eye on January 20. — Linette Lopez, Business Insider
Everyone is behaving exactly as horribly as we expected they would. Let these appalling people be themselves, and keep your eye on January 20. — Linette Lopez, Business Insider
Of course Trump is trying to burn it all down. What else did you expect?
  • President Trump's refusal to admit that he lost the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden has made things extremely stressful here in the United States.
  • But at least everyone is behaving exactly as expected.
  • Trump is in denial, and the GOP is talking loud, but the Trump campaign's legal challenges are thin.
  • This feels terrible because we're in it, and it may very well do longterm damage to our democracy, but no one can say we're being surprised here.
President Donald Trump is refusing to concede, just like we all knew he would. He's golfing and seething and tweeting that the election was "rigged." At the same time his public presidential schedule is empty, and even though coronavirus cases are hitting record levels, he has not addressed the public in about a week. He doesn't have the guts.

Naturally, the Trump administration is recalcitrant as well. It is refusing to help Biden's team with the transition. It is reshuffling the Department of Defense in a way that is disturbing the national security community. And — just to add some pettiness to all of this — it is threatening to fire anyone on the inside who starts looking for a job. Harrowing, but again, totally expected from these people.

... It's going to be wretched, but we all knew this was coming. No one around Trump has come to their senses, there are no heroes on the GOP's side, and while it's nice that First Lady Melania Trump is urging her husband to accept his loss let's be honest — she's been dying to leave the White House anyway. Everyone is behaving exactly as horribly as we expected they would. Let these appalling people be themselves, and keep your eye on January 20.